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What Is Addiction?

What Is Addiction?

How does someone develop substance dependence? The path is not as straightforward as one might think.

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Fish Oil May Benefit Alcohol Abusers

Fish Oil May Benefit Alcohol Abusers

Omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related neurodamage and the risk of eventual dementia, according to a study.

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College Alcohol Violations Often Draw a Slap on the Wrist

College Alcohol Violations Often Draw a Slap on the Wrist

Light penalties are the norm for U.S. college students involved in alcohol-related offenses and incidents, a new study says.

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Moderate Alcohol Use Associated With Increased Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

Moderate Alcohol Use Associated With Increased Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

Risk should be balanced with reported benefits of moderate drinking.

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Smokers Have Two to Four Times Higher Risk for Suicide

Smokers Have Two to Four Times Higher Risk for Suicide

A new study finds smokers are two to four times more likely than nonsmokers to commit suicide.

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Balance Is Everything:

Balance Is Everything:

Thoughts on Our Collective Approach to Opioid Addiction People who are close to individuals with active addiction sometimes have to make high-stakes decisions.  Desperate situations compel them to act, and then leave them hoping and praying for a positive outcome.  Parents’...

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SPOTLIGHT: NCADD Middlesex Develops New Media Literacy Program

SPOTLIGHT: NCADD Middlesex Develops New Media Literacy Program

We're Not Buying It (WNBI) is an original, research-based prevention education program developed by NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. to provide a media literacy program targeting middle school age students in grades 6-8.

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Combining Social/Governmental and Medical Models:  the Case of Disulfiram

Combining Social/Governmental and Medical Models: the Case of Disulfiram

Developed in the late 1940's(1, 2), disulfiram (Antabuse®) is the oldest of the three agents currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of alcoholism. In the presence of ethyl alcohol (ethanol), it occasions an immediate and profoundly uncomfortable physical sickness known as the disulfiram-alcohol reaction(D-AR). This includes facial flushing,...

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Fashion, Media and Business Icons Join Forces to Support the Oldest and Largest Alcoholism and Addiction Advocacy Organization in America

Fashion, Media and Business Icons Join Forces to Support the Oldest and Largest …

Hamilton South Photo Credit Neil Rasmus-BFAThe National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) held its Inaugural Gala recently. Event co-chairs Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg, Barry Sternlicht, James Abernathy, and Aby and Samantha Rosen joined attendees to honor New York City marketing and communications executive Hamilton South for his passionate commitment to recovery and steadfast...

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